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Morello Cherry Almond Slice

Make tasty sweet pastry and follow our step-by-step guide to making perfect frangipane with our Renshaw Macaroona to create this delicious Morello Cherry Almond Slice.

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Baking ingredients

  • 1.3 kg Plain Flour (Sweet Pastry)
  • 200 g Corn Flour (Sweet Pastry)
  • 500 g Caster Sugar (Sweet Pastry)
  • 1 kg Butter (Sweet Pastry)
  • 125 g Whole Egg (Sweet Pastry)
  • 1 kg Butter (Frangipane)
  • 1.3 kg Renshaw Macaroona (Frangipane)
  • 1 kg Egg (Frangipane)
  • 600 g Caster Sugar (Frangipane)
  • 300 g Flour (Frangipane)
  • 400 g Ground Almonds (Frangipane)

Decorating ingredients

  • 650 g Morello Cherry Jam
  • 1.5 kg Fondant Icing


Making the Sweet Pastry:

Step 1

Beat butter and caster sugar until light in texture.

Step 2

Add one third of the egg and beat in.

Step 3

Sieve plain and corn flour together.

Step 4

Add the flour to the butter and sugar and mix on low speed to form a crumb.

Step 5

Stream the rest of egg into the crumb and mix on slow speed till pastry leaves sides of bowl being careful not to over mix.

Making the Frangipane:

Step 6

Cream together butter, sugar and Renshaw Macaroona.

Step 7

Sieve together the almonds and plain flour a separate bowl.

Step 8

Stream in the egg over 3 portions and add a small amount of the flour mix to prevent splitting on medium speed. Add the remaining flour and mix on slow speed to clear.

Assembling the Tray (Makes 1 18x30" Baking Tray):

Step 9

Line baking tray with sweet pastry, and part bake. When cool cover with 500g morello cherry jam and spread the above frangipane mixture on top.

Step 10

Bake at 180°C for approx. 35 mins. Allow to cool.

Step 11

Spread the surface of the frangipane with a thin layer of morello cherry jam.

Step 12

Deposit the fondant onto the morello cherry jam using a palette knife spread the fondant until the whole tray is covered.

Step 13

Using a clean palette knife, carefully marble the jam and fondant together.

Step 14

Allow to cool, and the fondant to set.

Step 15

Cut into required portion sizes.